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Insects in image numbered .1., 2., .3, .4., and .5., in red ink; center right in brown ink: XXXXIX.
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Upper center in red ink: Dedit erugini fructus impiorum et labores / eorum Locustae ps:77. (“He gave up their fruits to the blast and their labors to the locusts.” Psalms 77:46) (Latin Vulgate Bible)


Emperor Rudolph of Austria; Lessing J. Rosenwald, Alverthorpe, PA; gift to NGA, 1987.

Exhibition History

A Collector's Cabinet, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1998, no. 76.
From Botany to Bouquets: Flowers in Northern Art, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1999, no. 45, as Iris from Animalia Rationalia et Insecta (Ignis).
Deceptions and Illusions: Five Centuries of Trompe l'Oeil Painting, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2002-2003, no. 30, as Ignis (Animalia Rationalia et Insecta) Plate 47.

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